Heartfelt words for the leader after the blow

Handball group SV leonberg/Eltingen of the Württemberg league misplaced 27:39 after seven video games in opposition to the leader HSG Ostfildern at house. This is irritating.

Henning Mack

22.01.2023 – 17:03

Three minutes earlier than the closing siren, a number of kids chanted “Defense, protection” for the SV Leonberg/Eltingen protection, whereas one spectator commented: “Oh, they’re nonetheless motivated.” At that point, it was inconceivable to speak about SV handball gamers, about the class distinction between the hosts and the leader of the desk, who at the moment led by ten objectives and completed 39:27 (18:13). league, it was all too clear that the gymnasium at the Sports Palace received.

Despite their clear underdog function in opposition to the class leader, who’ve misplaced only one recreation thus far this season and gone undefeated in seven video games, the SV handball gamers in all probability counted on little probability – particularly since the guests had no earlier recreation. National participant Manuel Spieth (FA Goppingen and TVB Stuttgart) and three different injured gamers needed to play. But HSG dominated virtually from the begin, SV Leonberg/Eltingen taking a brief lead at 1-0 and 3-2 (4th). The visitors in black then took a 5-3 (ninth) lead and made it 11-7 halfway by the first half.

“You must be sincere, it was our recreation,” concluded SV coach Christian Auer at the finish. You have to beat such a match shortly and have a look at him with a smile, he defined in his second loss at house in opposition to SV Fellbach final October in 28:38. His group centered on the blocks in opposition to HSG’s sturdy backcourt, with sniper Felipe Soteras Mertz (4 objectives), Valentin Weckerle (1) and Lucas Lemkühler (5). But the class leader at all times discovered an answer in the assault. Left-back John Gerung, who took six frees and stored six clear sheets, was the match winner. Moreover, he misplaced his nerve from the seven-meter line and safely transformed all 4 free kicks.

The visiting goalkeeper fearful the Leonbergers

SV Leonberg/Eltingen, on the different hand, had a tough time in opposition to the guests’ sturdy 6-0 protection and allowed themselves 21 turnovers, which resulted in HSG counter-attacking objectives. Meanwhile, the guests supplied sturdy assist between the posts with Sebastian Arnold, who turned away 13 photographs from SV forwards. “We have been by no means in a position to cross the handball we needed to play,” coach Auer needed to admit unenthusiastically to the benefit of desk leaders SV Leonberg/Eltingen, who took a seven-goal lead in the first leg and scored 22-22 in the finish.

The hosts have been near a shock instantly after the restart once they managed to cut back the 13:19 deficit to 17:20 (thirty fourth). But HSG Ostfildern wasn’t impressed, and for their half, scored three objectives in a row till 17:23 to determine the state of affairs once more. After 53 minutes at 24:34, the rating reached double digits for the first time.

SV coach Christian Auer seems to be ahead to Ostfildern

Incoming coach Marco Gassmann recognized his group’s disciplined enjoying model as the key to the reigning success. “We did not get a single penalty in opposition to us and Lars Neuffer made an excellent save on the right-hand facet,” he defined. Unlike in the first match, his group confirmed excessive marksmanship in assault and didn’t make any errors.

Fifteen minutes after the closing siren, SV coach Auer appeared ahead once more: “Check it out, we proceed on Monday, and on Sunday we go to Oberstenfeld to win,” he mentioned. SV Leonberg/Eltingen: Schneider, Kellner – P. Wanner (1), Binder (3), Zimmermann (5), Wiederhoft (3), Kutzner, D. Wanner (1), Neufer (5), Honig, Nonnenmacher, Fischer (2), Klatte (2), Shukle (5).


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